Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel lives in Oakland, California, and holds an MFA in Poetry from St. Mary’s College. Her work has appeared in CALAVERAS, ILK, comma, poetry, The Offending Adam, and Witness. She and Bryn Garrehy curate the Underpass Reading Series in Oakland. Gillian also co-publishes speCt!, a chapbook series and book arts imprint, with Peter Burghardt and Robert Andrew Perez. She is a poetry editor for Omnidawn Publishing and managing editor of OmniVerse.